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"We can break these walls between each other."
Keys's latest release titled "Holy War" off her forthcoming album Here (out Nov. 4) aims to connect humanity through love and peace. She imagines a life where "sex is holy and war is obscene" in the anthemic song.
"We can hate each other and fear each other/ Build these walls between each other," she warns over a plunky acoustic guitar. "Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick/ Keep yourself locked in, yourself locked in."
Keys debuted the live version of the song during her performance for Keep a Child Alive's recent Black Ball 2016 benefit concert. "I think it's perfect for right now," she said at the time.
Listen to the studio version then revisit the performance below: